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Orange smog alert means it's best for some to stay indoors

Warm, sunny weather usually beckons people outside, whether it be to the lake, the park or just hanging out in the backyard.

May 07, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Chicopee neighbors rally to save Jones Elementary

If the Hall County Board of Education decides to move forward with closing Jones Elementary School, residents in the surrounding Chicopee community are concerned that the area would lose more than just its student population.

May 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Classic rides on display today at Lakewood Baptist Church

More than 200 cars spanning 100 years will be on display today, helping to raise money for scholarships awarded by the Vietnam Veterans of America.

May 07, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Special Olympics all about the fun for athletes

Schools from 13 counties traveled Friday to East Hall Community Center to participate in the Special Olympics.

May 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former GHS theater star honored with one

Camille Massey was honored Friday with a star at Gainesville High School.

May 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-con sought in shooting, robbery

Authorities say a Gainesville man who served 10 years in prison for robbing and beating a cab driver was free for less than three months before shooting another man in a robbery.

May 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Law Day event spotlights DNA project, honors 2 standouts

More than 4,000 people have asked a small Atlanta-based legal advocacy group to take a look at their criminal convictions with hopes of proving their innocence through DNA evidence.

May 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s office issues warrant in robbery, shooting

Hall County Sheriff's officials have issued an arrest warrant for Latwan T. Weathington, 30, of Gainesville in connection with a shooting and armed robbery on Tuesday off Browns Bridge Road.

May 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officers travel to honor brothers in badges

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Gaddis and Officer Griggs Wall are riding to Washington to honor two fallen officers they never met.

May 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No dock for many Lanier residents

Six months after restarting a process to issue the last batch of dock permits on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found it is denying about two-thirds of the requests.

May 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs to move forward on Jones Road project

After more than a year of study and discussion, the Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to move forward on minor improvements to the narrow but heavily used Jones Road.

May 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program links art to reading, offers ‘a memory maker’

An art class at McEver Elementary school pushed a group of kindergarten students Thursday to the far reaches of their imaginations.

May 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville pauses to pray

If it was unconstitutional, nobody on Gainesville's downtown square Thursday cared.

May 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cox urges businesswomen to make giving a priority

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox spoke Thursday at the WomenSource Brown Bag Luncheon about the importance of giving back.

May 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Divers end search efforts for drowning victim

The body of Rohan Mathew may be lost to the waters of Lake Sidney Lanier.

May 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


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